Droner Nation Blog

TOP GUN 2 Maverick – Behind the Scenes

Top Gun Maverick official behind-the-scenes footage starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman with Ed Harris. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a

Read Full Article Here

Finland and Germany Conduct MUM-T Exercises

The Finnish Defence forces continues to conduct research on the teaming of manned-unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the joint MUM-T project carried out in cooperation with the German defence administration. Industry from both countries participates in the project. Finland’s part of the research focuses on cooperation between man and

Read Full Article Here

ANRA Powers Trials for Drone Deliveries in India

ANRA Technologies Private Limited, a supplier of integrated airspace, mission management and delivery systems for unmanned aircraft, has been selected by Swiggy, India’s largest online food delivery service, to evaluate the feasibility of middle mile drone delivery for the company’s Instamart grocery delivery service. ANRA is providing its UTM, MissionManager

Read Full Article Here

Leonardo DRS and RADA announce merger

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd., a provider of advanced software-defined military tactical radars, and Leonardo DRS Inc., a mid-tier defense technology provider, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge and become a combined public company. The capabilities of the two companies are expected to generate strong

Read Full Article Here

Garuda Aerospace deploys emergency delivery drones designed for Swiggy to support Assam flood rescue efforts

India’s largest drone start-up Garuda Aerospace has deployed White Knight Delivery Drones in Assam to support the state disaster management department’s rescue efforts amid the ongoing floods and landslide situation. “Garuda’s White Knight drones were used extensively during Covid pandemic lockdown to deliver medicines and emergency supplies in ISRO, Sriharikota

Read Full Article Here

GA-ASI Prepares ELINT and COMINT Capabilities for RIMPAC Exercise

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed a series of Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Communication Intelligence (COMINT), and Link 16 payload flight test events near Palmdale and Edwards Air Force Base in California in preparation for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 exercise. The sensors were integrated onto GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SeaGuardian®

Read Full Article Here

Delivery of autonomous mapping drone to the Canadian Government for reconnaissance missions

ARA is proud to announce that our team successfully developed an autonomous RPAS (RPAS is synonymous with a drone) with a tactical 3D reconnaissance system capable of operating in GPS-denied environments. The demonstration project was commissioned by Transport Canada. In the near future, Canada plans to use these reconnaissance drones

Read Full Article Here

ideaForge and Ingram Micro India have signed a drone distribution agreement

ideaForge, a global leader in unmanned aerial vehicle technology, has announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro India to expand its global distribution network. Ingram Micro will distribute ideaForge’s portfolio of world-class drones under this agreement, ensuring that UAVs deliver consistent results across major applications. Ingram Micro is a global

Read Full Article Here

ICAO RPAS Symposium & Drone Enable 2022

RPAS Symposium 2022, will be held at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The theme of the event is “To Certify or Not to Certify”. This symposium will be one of the premiere RPAS events worldwide, focusing on the technology, operation, and certification of RPAS. Participants will have the perfect opportunity

Read Full Article Here

Airspace Link completes a $23M Series B Round, led by Avanta Ventures, to accelerate the safe integration of drones

Airspace Link Inc, a leading provider of drone safety software and data solutions, announced the completion of a $23M Series B capital raise led by Avanta Ventures with new investment from Morningside, Caprock, and follow-on investment from Altos Ventures, Indicator Ventures, 2048 Ventures, Detroit Venture Partners, and Thales Group. Founded

Read Full Article Here

All new MIRA 12X Ground Control Station generation release

The all-new generation of Desert Rotor Unmanned Ground Control Systems (GCS) is now available. The revolutionary MIRA 12X takes our previous generation, time-tested 12PCX HOTAS and improves on it. We took years of feedback from the industry, clients, and prospects to make the ultimate GCS for your unmanned operations. Featuring

Read Full Article Here

SkyDrop, Domino’s gear up to launch commercial drone delivery trial in New Zealand

SkyDrop announced that production of the drone fleet for the commercial drone delivery trial with Domino’s is now complete. SkyDrop (formerly known as Flirtey) and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s), signed an agreement earlier this year to launch the second phase of commercial drone deliveries in New Zealand. This commercial

Read Full Article Here

Inmarsat Creates European Centre of Excellence for ATM and UTM in Spain

In a unique, world-first agreement between a company and a commercial airport, the regional Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) has joined with Inmarsat’s Velaris Partner Network to transform Lleida-Alguaire Airport into a European centre of excellence for advancing Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Uncrewed Traffic Management (UTM) innovation. Situated

Read Full Article Here

Zipline Gets FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Certification

Zipline announced that it has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 air carrier certification to operate in the U.S. Zipline is now authorized to complete the longest range on-demand commercial drone deliveries in the U.S., with operations covering the largest area and greatest distance of any uncrewed commercial

Read Full Article Here

CAELUM and FREQUENTIS partner to develop solutions for South Korean unmanned traffic management market

CAELUM Co., Ltd, a South Korean aerospace & defense industry developer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Frequentis Singapore Pte Ltd, a global industry leader in air traffic management (ATM) systems, to work in collaboration on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) solutions in South

Read Full Article Here

Garuda Aerospace starts global expansion & partners with HiiLSE Drones to set up 1st international Drone Factory in Malaysia

Garuda Aerospace Pvt Ltd, one of India’s leading drone companies has teamed up with HiiLSE Global Sdn Bhd (HiiLSE Drones) to set up Southeast Asia’s first and largest HiiLSE Garuda Aerospace Plant. The plant will be spread over 2.42 hectares in Malaysia with an investment of Rupees 115 crores. The

Read Full Article Here

Undergrads to push drone swarm research forward with aid from Federal Funding

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA — Twenty-four United States undergraduate students will soon have the chance to participate in National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research on the networking capabilities that enable groups of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to operate in “swarms,” led by Dr. Houbing Song, associate professor of Electrical Engineering

Read Full Article Here

Diehl aviation expands cooperation with Volocopter for the all-electric air taxi VoloCity

In addition to the flight control computer, Volocopter and Diehl agreed to expand their cooperation: Diehl Aerospace has been commissioned with the development and production of optical avionics communications to complement the flight control system as well as the platform necessary for Volocopter to develop their own battery management system.

Read Full Article Here

Skyports Delivers School Meals by Drone in Scotland

Pupils in remote parts of Argyll and Bute could soon have their school meals delivered by drone. In a UK first, Argyll and Bute Council is teaming up with leading drone specialists Skyports to trial the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in delivering school meals. Flying from Oban Airport,

Read Full Article Here